Ozocerite meaning

-kîr-
A yellow-brown to black or green hydrocarbon wax, found in irregular veins in sandstones and used in making electrical insulation and polishes.
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A brown to black mineral wax sometimes found in sandstone, used to make candles, polishes, etc.
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(mineralogy) A dark waxy mineral, found associated with petroleum in some sandstones, used to make polishes.
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Origin of ozocerite

  • Greek ozein to smell Greek kēros wax –ite

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition